Spike has cancelled The Mist after one season. Per THR, the horror drama will not return for Season 2:
The Viacom-owned cable network has canceled the freshman drama based on the Stephen King novella.
Picked up straight to series in April 2016 as part of Spike’s push to re-enter the original scripted space, the drama starring Morgan Spector and Frances Conroy launched in late June to solid sampling, drawing 1.2 million viewers to the premiere with live-plus-three day Nielsen returns. However, the rest of The Mist’s run could barely crack 800,000 viewers — even with DVR. Among adults 18-49, it couldn’t even crack cable’s top 30 scripted series.
The decision to cancel The Mist comes despite the first season ending on a cliffhanger, designed to help clear the way for Season 2.
In the end, even The Mist‘s Netflix deal was not enough to sway Spike’s decision as it prepares to be rebranded as Paramount Network in January.